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Dalma Recipe

How to make Dalma

About Dalma Recipe: A traditional recipe from Orissa, Dalma is made from nutritious split chick peas cooked along with raw papaya, potatoes and masalas. A quick and easy lunch meal.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Recipe Servings5
  • Medium

Ingredients of Dalma

  • 2 Potatoes, chopped
  • 1 Raw papaya, chopped
  • 250 gram Split chick peas
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • As needed Water
  • Ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 Whole Red Chilies
  • 3 tbsp Mustard oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp Paanch Poran
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Onion, julienne
  • Ginger, chopped
  • 2 Split whole green chilies
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Lime

How to Make Dalma

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Pressure cook till one whistle chopped raw papaya, potatoes, split chick peas, turmeric powder, salt for taste, little water, smashed ginger and whole red chillies.
In a pan, add mustard oil, bay leaf, paanch poran, cumin seeds, julian onion, chopped ginger and split whole green chillies. Mix them well together.
Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt for taste, sugar and lime. Stir them well.
Transfer the daal to the pan.
Simmer it for 35-40 minutes.
Serve hot .

Recipe Notes

You can garnish the dish with chopped coriander leaves or sliced onion.

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